refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
"elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
elegant, graceful, refined(adj)
suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution
"an elegant dancer"; "an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise"
Characterised by or exhibiting elegance.
Characterised by minimalism and intuitiveness while preserving exactness and precision.
an elegant solution
Origin: From elegant, ultimately from elegans.
very choice, and hence, pleasing to good taste; characterized by grace, propriety, and refinement, and the absence of every thing offensive; exciting admiration and approbation by symmetry, completeness, freedom from blemish, and the like; graceful; tasteful and highly attractive; as, elegant manners; elegant style of composition; an elegant speaker; an elegant structure
exercising a nice choice; discriminating beauty or sensitive to beauty; as, elegant taste
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
el′e-gant, adj. pleasing to good taste: graceful: neat: refined: nice: richly ornamental.—ns. El′egance, El′egancy, the state or quality of being elegant: the beauty of propriety: refinement: that which is elegant; Elegante (el-e-gangt′), a lady of fashion.—adv. El′egantly. [Fr.,—L. elegans, -antis—e, out, and root of legĕre, to choose.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common; from mathematical usage] Combining simplicity, power, and a certain ineffable grace of design. Higher praise than ‘clever’, ‘winning’, or even cuspy.The French aviator, adventurer, and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, probably best known for his classic children's book The Little Prince, was also an aircraft designer. He gave us perhaps the best definition of engineering elegance when he said “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'elegant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4769
Rank popularity for the word 'elegant' in Adjectives Frequency: #660
The numerical value of elegant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of elegant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It was very elegant.
She's as elegant as a supermodel and she kicks it with the boys.
The candidates were very happy with you guys, it was very elegant.
To the degree it is efficient, a spaceship is elegant and beautiful.
A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.
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Translations for elegant
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- елегантен, изисканBulgarian
- elegantCatalan, Valencian
- chic, eleganteSpanish
- hienostunut, aistikas, eleganttiFinnish
- előkelő, elegánsHungarian
- 典雅, 高雅, 立派, 優雅Japanese
- gracieus, sierlijk, elegantDutch
- изящный, шикарный, элегантныйRussian
- şık, kibar, zarifTurkish
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